wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - NOV 18, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle #251/384 enjoyed to my head, courtesy of davehs, thanks a ton! nice pour, 1 finger thick brown headon a nearly opaque black body. the aroma is very nice and scotchy, some smoke, but a bit brighter note that the woodford barrels seem to impart to other beers like black ops as well. in that and the taste, i would say its an very nice barrel profile. strong, but not too much so for my personal taste. damn nice beer, nice and well rounded, complex, tasty, easy drinker. This one is worth a try if you can find it.
kbutler1 (1324) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Courtesy of mothman. Bottle # 231/384. Pours a very dark brown/black color with minimal head that only slightly collars around the glass. Giving the glass a swirl generates a brown sugar colored coastered head. Dark fruits, molasses, bourbon, and caramel. Slight tinge of leather. Slight lace on the glass after being swirled. Medium mouthfeel. The taste starts off with an almost sweet start that then transitions to a leathery bitter roast flavor followed by the warmth of the bourbon notes. Also get some dark chocolate residual flavors. The bourbon is nice but a little hot and you feel the warmth all the way down. Not bad but I’d like to see a little heavier mouthfeel.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2010 Bottle 124 of 384 thanks to the Bald Wizard. Epic stout. Black with tan head. Nose of chocolate, walnut, raisin, bourbon and vanilla coffee. Taste of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, coffee, white chocolate, prune, raisin and caramel malts.
Ratman197 (8482) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, carmel, brown sugar and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, carmel, light oak and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering fruity bourbon finish.
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Custy.Pours an inky black with one finger of dark tan head. Nose shows barrel and oak, sweet vanilla and chocolate with a nice caramelly bourbon character. Flavor is rich and bourbony, oak and vanilla with notes of chocolate and some caramel, viscous and warming palate. Nice
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to BMan1113VR
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with a dense sudsy head. Leaves a nice coating on the glass.
Aroma: Sweet vanilla, graham cracker, chewy caramel squares.
Taste: Vanilla, bourbon, dark roast and chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Thick, sticky. Mild carbonation.
Overall: Pretty amazing. Super decadent. One of the better BA Impy’s I’ve had in a while.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via a trade with goryshkewych. Pours with a big, black body with some dark brown bubbles. Completely glass coating. Aroma is heavenly. Bourbon, woody, brown sugar, boozy, cocoa, maple, flint, nutty and fusel alcohols. Taste is mocha, milk chocolate, bitter/tannic wood notes, bready, chocolate, and bourbon. Creamy mouthfeel, huge body, mouthcoating. Truly and excellent beer! I could use a LOT more of this!
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by ucusty. thanks dave. Nose is bourbon, oak, vanilla, roast, ash, coffee. Flavor is heavy oak, vanilla, bourbon, with some chewy roasted malts in the background.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - SEP 14, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at Jackie O’s Barrel Aged Beer Fest 2010. Pours black with thin to medium brown head. Aroma is bourbon, coffee, vanilla, and toasted malts. Flavor is much the same as the aroma, with some alcohol warmth. Can’t wait to try the bottles I have once they have some age on them!
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Brad and Art, thanks! Poured black with a brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma had a strong sweet bourbon note with dark grains, chocolate and a hint of licorice. Flavor began with sweet grains and dark chocolate. The bourbon balanced nicely.